Best’s Wines

Victoria | Great Western

Our Review

Best’s winery and vineyards date back to 1866. One of the vines planted in the Nursery Block has defied identification and is thought to exist nowhere else in the world. The Thomson family has owned the property since 1920. Best’s consistently produces elegant, supple wines; the Bin No. 0 is a classic, the Thomson Family Shiraz is magnificent. Very occasionally a unique pinot meunier (with 15% pinot noir) is made solely from 1868 plantings of those 2 varieties. Best's were awarded Wine of the Year in '17 and Best Value Winery '21. Exports to the US, Canada, Singapore, Japan and Sweden. -JAMES HALLIDAY


We are a family-owned and operated winery that was established back in 1866 by Henry Best. In 1920 the Thomson Family purchased it from Henry's son Charles Best, and is now run by 5th generation Ben Thomson. As one of Australia's 'best kept winery secrets', Best's houses some of the oldest and rarest vines in the world Visitors can view these vines from outside the Cellar Door. The Cellar Door is housed in the original 1870's stables which is still in its original state. Guests can wonder around and look at all the history and then take a self-guided tour through our 1870's underground Cellars. Now producing around thirty different wines each year, Best's Wines has rightfully received a plethora of accolades during its years, and was most recently dubbed the 'Best Value Winery' of 2021 by James Halliday.


Shiraz, Riesling, Pinot Meunier, Cabernet and Pinot Noir

Cellar Door


Our Cellar Door offers 3 different tasting experiences. Complimentary, $10 Premium Tasting and our $50 Icon Tasting (Corovin) We also offer our guests our Pick a Platter to accompany with their wine tasting.


Monday - Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-4. closed Christmas Day

Details are correct at time of writing

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Pick a Platters are available everyday of the week, during open hours. Take Away also.


Local Cheeses, Terrines, Prosciutto, and other items

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Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Best's Wines have distributors in each state to supply the restaurant and wine cellar trade.

International Sales Information

All international enquiries are to be directed to our National Sales Manager, Graeme Hogan.


Cellar Door, Website also check out our Distributors list on our website.


Best's logo 2021
Winemaker Justin Purser, Jacob Parton
Established 1866
Dozens 25 000
Vineyards (area) 147 ha
Viticulturist Ben Thomson
Opening Hours Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4
Address 111 Best's Road, Great Western, Vic 3377
Telephone (03) 5356 2250